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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir Wilfrid Laurierwas the 17th Prime Minister of Canada. He was known for his ability to compromise.

Duncan H

on 6 May 2010

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Born on: November 20th, 1841
Died on: February 17th, 1919 Life & Death Reason for death? Occupation Lawyer
Prime Minister
Education - He went to a Protestant school in New Glasgow
- In 1854 - 1861, he went to L'Assomption College
- Then went to McGill University Career History 1864 -- Laurier became a lawyer and joined a Montreal law firm
1866 -- He moved to Arthabaska
1871 -- He ran for Provincial Legislature
1874 -- Resigned from Arthabasbaska and ran for Federal Parliament
1894 -- Laurier was elected Prime Minister "Canada has been modest in its history, in my estimation, is only commencing. It is commencing in this century. The nineteenth century of the United States. I think we can claim that Canada will fill the twentieth century." - Wilfrid Laurier, January 18th, 1904. Impact on Society - Confederation
- Development of the West
- Immigration
- Set tariffs to improve Canadian economy
- Reciprocity with USA The Organizations Laurier was involved in - In McGill University, he became a leading member of a political club called the Institute Canadien.
- Elected Member of the Legislative Assembly in Quebec
- House of Commons in 1874
- Prime Minister of Canada Relevant information
- Knighted by Queen Victoria in 1897
- On the $5 bill
- Newspaper incident Presented by Duncan Hui Location: Mainly Quebec cities throughout his life, such as, L'Avenir and Arthabaska and Ottawa.
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